And he could rely on them getting there, unlike the G4S fiasco; and hasn't even needed to bribe them to go to work, unlike the tube, bus and rail people, and even the Boris Bike staff, all getting handouts for doing their jobs!
"The security of the Olympics is absolutely vital. We have worked out plans for all eventualities and I wanted to come and thank some of the people that are responsible for that and that's why I'm here today.
"But now it's exciting because we're only two days away from what's going to be an incredible show.
"A great moment for Britain, a great moment for our athletes, but also a great moment for all of our country, and I think we want to make the most of it as a country."
Private Paterson, 5SCOTS was quoted as saying;
"First you sack me then you **** up my summer holidays you shiny faced ****"
During a visit to HMS Ocean, which is moored on the Thames, Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to all the military personnel on duty over the Olympic period, before handing out the P45's and annoucing the paying off of OCEAN.
I've just finished as a Volunteer Team Leader in Security working mostly on Stratford Gate with MoD men and women. As the days passed it became more and more difficult to recruit volunteers for any gate not staffed by the MoD. The Volunteers loved working with you all. Almost without exception you were all cheery, polite, efficient and a lot were just ******* gorgeous. THANK YOU.
Immediately after his speech, Mr Cameron's four-wheeled off-road military Segway inexplicably drove over the side of the ship.
A MoD source said that the vehicle had been fitted for, but not with, steering capability.